Phillies bats go silent in 2-1 loss to Marlins

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Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin is frustrated with the approach at the plate of Phillies hitters the last three games.
 
   Philadelphia managed just five hits while dropping its third straight game, 2-1 in 10 innings to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
 
   "We're in that hitting funk again," Mackanin said. "We're just not swinging the bats. Too many bad at-bats. We're not grinding out at-bats, and we need to do that."
 
   The Phillies have a total of 10 hits during their losing streak and Mackanin said he was going to have a team meeting to address the approach at the plate.
 
   Specifically, the manager is irked by called third strikes with runners in scoring position.
 
   Tommy Joseph looked at a third strike in the sixth inning with a runner on third and two outs and Peter Bourjos did the same thing an inning later with two outs and the bases loaded.
 
   "Too many called third strikes with men in scoring position," Mackanin said. "That's a pet peeve of mine, and we're going to address that. We just need to hit."
 
   Joseph homered for Philadelphia.
 
   Christian Yelich homered and drove in the game-winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lead Miami to its third straight win.
 
   J.T. Realmuto added two hits for the Marlins, who remained one game ahead of the New York Mets for the second wild-card spot in the National League.
 
   "These are kind of the games you have to win," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "As we keep doing what we've been doing, we're going to have a lot of these games that are close and hard to win."
 
   Adeiny Hechavarria opened the 10th with a double off David Hernandez (1-3). After Hernandez walked Martin Prado to put runners on first and second with two outs, Mackanin lifted Hernandez so left-hander Daniel Stumpf could face the left-handed Yelich.
 
   Yelich put Miami in front by lacing Stumpf's 3-2 pitch to left field, easily scoring Hechavarria.
 
   "(Yelich) was able to execute when he needed to," Mattingly said.
 
   A.J. Ramos pitched a scoreless 10th for his 31st save in 32 opportunities.
 
   Mike Dunn (2-1) tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the victory.
 
   The Marlins defeated Philadelphia in extra innings on Monday, 3-2 on Prado's 11th-inning homer.
 
   Miami got on the board first when Yelich connected on an 0-2 pitch and drove it into the Marlins' bullpen in right-center. The 452-foot shot was Yelich's 13th homer of the season. He is hitting .369 in 20 career games at Citizens Bank Park.
 
   Philadelphia answered in the bottom of the frame when Joseph launched his 13th homer into the third row of the upper deck in left field, a 430-foot drive.
 
   STARTING REPORT
 
   In a matchup of 24-year-olds, Miami starter Jose Urena and Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez pitched well although neither got a decision.
 
   Velasquez gave up one run and three hits with five strikeouts and four walks in seven strong innings. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA his last four starts.
 
   "It was a good start from the get-go," Velasquez said. "I was pretty happy with the outcome today."
 
   Urena was called up from Triple-A before the game to make his first start of the season and he didn't disappoint. The right-hander gave up one run and four hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 5 2/3 innings. Urena entered 1-1 with a 7.52 ERA in 16 relief appearances for Miami this season.
 
   ICHIRO UPDATE
 
   Miami's Ichiro Suzuki grounded out pinch-hitting in the eighth inning. Suzuki remained six hits shy of becoming the 30th player to reach 3,000 career hits.
 
   TRAINER'S ROOM
 
   Phillies: 3B Maikel Franco went headfirst into the turf while making a diving catch on Don Kelly's bunt attempt in the 10th. Franco was seen by the trainer but remained in the game.
 
   UP NEXT
 
   Miami LHP Wei-Yin Chen (5-3, 4.90) faces Phillies RHP Jeremy Hellickson (6-7, 4.03) on Wednesday night in the third game of the four-game series.
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